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Updated: 6/27/13 3:07 am

Player | Ht | Wt | Pos | Team | Age

Nerlens Noel

  1. Cleveland | Nerlens Noel | 6-11 | 206 | PF/C | Kentucky | 20

Nerlens Noel's knee checked out with team doctors according to reports. Cleveland might see Noel as the best long term prospect in the draft and take a bit of a gamble hoping he can be a great rim protector down the road.
Victor Oladipo

  2. *Orlando | Victor Oladipo | 6-4 | 213 | SG/SF | Indiana | 22

Victor Oladipo has been steadily been climbing up the draft boards throughout the draft process. Orlando's looking for a shooting guard, and Oladipo's probably rated a bit higher than McLemore by Orlando's front office.
Otto Porter

  3. Washington | Otto Porter | 6-9 | 200 | SF | Georgetown | 21

It's reportedly a toss-up between Porter and Bennett. Drafting for need usually isn't the best idea, but the talent disparity between the two is so small I think they'll go with the guy that fills the bigger need and presents a smaller risk.
Alex Len

  4. Charlotte | Alex Len | 7-1 | 255 | C | Maryland | 21

Len might go number 1, so I definitely think Charlotte will snag him here if he's still available. They can use talent at just about every position, and Len is likely the top player on their board here.
Ben McLemore

  5. Phoenix | Ben McLemore | 6-5 | 190 | SG | Kansas | 21

Shannon Brown and Wesley Johnson are likely on their way out, so the Suns will certainly be looking for a guard here, unless Noel slides. Even with McLemore's "sluggish" workouts, I still feel that he's too talented to pass up here.
Anthony Bennett

  6. *New Orleans | Anthony Bennett | 6-7 | 240 | SF/PF | UNLV | 21

There seems to be a consensus that there is a top tier consisting of 6 players: Noel, Oladipo, Porter, Len, McLemore, and Bennett. While the Pelicans have been rumored to be interested in Trey Burke, I think they'll go with the better talent in Anthony Bennett.
CJ McCollum

  7. *Sacramento | CJ McCollum | 6-3 | 197 | PG/SG | Lehigh | 23

I think Utah will trade up to get the point guard of their choice. Sacramento has shown a lot of interest in players that are likely to be selected in the teens or 20s, so perhaps picks 14 and 21 for 7 could happen.
Trey Burke

  8. Detroit | Trey Burke | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Michigan | 21

Another year, another great talent falls to the Pistons. Brandon Knight has proven to be more of an undersized shooting guard than a point guard, so Trey Burke is both BPA and fills a need for the Pistons at the point.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

  9. *Utah | Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | 6-6 | 205 | SG | Georgia | 21

T-Wolves need shooting, and KCP can shoot. It's that simple. There are rumors that they may trade up for Oladipo, but he might be out of reach if he's Orlando's top choice at #2.
Cody Zeller

  10. *Portland | Cody Zeller | 7-0 | 230 | PF/C | Indiana | 22

Lamarcus Aldridge reportedly isn't too thrilled with the direction of the franchise, so Portland could go with arguably the top player on the board even if they play the same position.
Steven Adams

  11. *Philadelphia | Steven Adams | 7-0 | 255 | C | Pittsburgh | 21

Philadelphia needs size, and Adams might be the best available. His upside could make him the pick here considering the 76ers might be entering rebuilding mode.
Kelly Olynyk

  12. *Oklahoma Cty | Kelly Olynyk | 7-0 | 234 | C | Gonzaga | 23

OKC's main need is size. While Serge Ibaka has really come along offensively, Olynyk would bring a different dimension to this team by being a stretch four. This could help OKC a lot on offense by giving KD and Westbrook more spacing on offense.
Michael Carter-Williams

  13. *Boston | Michael Carter-Williams | 6-6 | 185 | PG | Syracuse | 23

Even though there has been a lot of speculation about the Mavs dealing this pick, I think if MCW falls this far, Dallas will take him for themselves. He could be a solid backup for Darren Collison if he returns, or maybe even start if Dallas spends there money elsewhere in free agency.
Shabazz Muhammad

  14. *Minnesota | Shabazz Muhammad | 6-6 | 225 | SF | UCLA | 21

This is Sacramento's pick after (theoretically) trading down. Sacramento has been really high on Shabazz, and this is the right range for him. The Kings have a pretty big hole at SF, and Shabazz could step in and start immediately.
Sergey Karasev

  15. Milwaukee | Sergey Karasev | 6-7 | 197 | SG/SF | Russia | 20

Karasev could go 13 or even a little higher, so the Bucks could be getting a decent value.They could be losing a lot at the 1,2, and the 3, so Karasev would fit.
Dennis Schroeder

  16. *Atlanta | Dennis Schroeder | 6-2 | 168 | PG | Germany | 21

Celtics appear to be entering rebuilding so they might decide to take a high risk/reward prospect like Schroeder and hopefully reap the benefits down the road. The Celtics don't have a back-up point guard, so Schroeder can carve out a role immediately, and can continue to work on his game as he backs up Rajon Rondo. Rondo's contract expires in two years, at which time Schroeder might be able to step in and become the starter in case Rondo decides to leave.
Giannis Adetokoubo

  17. Atlanta | Giannis Adetokoubo | 6-10 | 205 | SF | Greece | 19

The Hawks just need to look for talent in the draft. Their roster is in complete turnover as only three players are under contract for next season. They might go with Adetokounbo, who has the talent and the potential to be one of the best players in the draft down the road. He might not be NBA ready, but it certainly doesn't appear as though the Hawks are in win now mode, unless they make a big splash in free agency.
Lucas Nogueira

  18. *Dallas | Lucas Nogueira | 7-0 | 220 | PF/C | Brazil | 22

The Hawks need a little bit of everything, including size.Nogueira's stock has been on the rise due to his performance at the Adidas Eurocamp. He's a bit on the raw side now, but the Hawks aren't in win now mode so they can take a risk in Nogueira.
Reggie Bullock

  19. *Cleveland | Reggie Bullock | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | North Carolina | 23

I love Reggie Bullock and so do the Cavs according to Chad Ford. Having drafted a big in Noel 1st overall they can draft a wing that can really stroke it in Bullock.
Rudy Gobert

  20. Chicago | Rudy Gobert | 7-2 | 238 | C | France | 22

I'm predicting another trade here. I actually believe the T-Rob rumors, and Chicago is a team interested in acquiring him and then trading him to another deal. Houston wants a draft and stash player, and Gobert is the best available here. Even though his stock has gone down a bit according to mocks, you can't teach size (7-2 with a 7-9 wingspan).
Tony Snell

  21. *Minnesota | Tony Snell | 6-7 | 198 | SG/SF | New Mexico | 22

The 2nd pick in my predicted Utah-Sacramento trade. Sacramento is also really high on Snell, and this is about the right range for him.
Mason Plumlee

  22. Brooklyn | Mason Plumlee | 6-11 | 238 | PF | Duke | 24

Mason Plumlee I feel is a bit undervalued being an athletic 7 footer that produced at a high level in the ACC. He could use a bit more refinery in the post, and a little more strength, but is still one of the most talented bigs in the draft. Mason Plumlee is one of the best values here and fills a need as a backup big.
Shane Larkin

  23. Indiana | Shane Larkin | 5-11 | 171 | PG | Miami | 22

Indiana could use some help at point guard, and Shane Larkin is really hard to pass up at 23. He's a pretty NBA ready player that would give Indiana some insurance at the point in case DJ Augustin leaves.
Tony Mitchell

  24. New York | Tony Mitchell | 6-9 | 236 | SF/PF | North Texas | 22

The Knicks could use an athletic, versatile forward coming off their bench. They could go with a back up point guard in lieu of Jason Kidd's retirement, but Mitchell provides much better value here. K-Mart and Amare are getting up there in age, so Tony could develop some on the bench and possibly start in the future.
Tim Hardaway Jr

  25. LA Clippers | Tim Hardaway Jr | 6-6 | 200 | SG | Michigan | 22

The Clippers could use some shooting, and with the Nets likely losing some players on the wing via free agency. Hardaway Jr. is a sensible pick as he appears to be NBA ready and could provide some scoring off the bench.
Gorgui Dieng

  26. *Oklahoma Cty | Gorgui Dieng | 6-11 | 230 | C | Louisville | 24

Dieng's a good value at this point, and would give the T-Wolves some needed front court depth after playing guys like Chris Johnson at center last season.
Allen Crabbe

  27. Denver | Allen Crabbe | 6-6 | 197 | SG | California | 22

Denver's biggest need heading into the draft is shooting, and Crabbe is arguably the best one available at this point.
Mike Muscala

  28. San Antonio | Mike Muscala | 6-11 | 230 | PF/C | Bucknell | 23

Mike Muscala seems like a kind of guy that Popovich would like. He's a smart, versatile, and hard working player that we've been accustomed to seeing the Spurs have. He has the potential to be a really solid inside-out threat in the NBA.
Ricardo Ledo

  29. *Phoenix | Ricardo Ledo | 6-6 | 197 | SG | Providence | 22

The Thunder may not want to take on two rookie contracts, so they may decide to deal this pick. At 29, the risk is certainly worth the potential reward for Ledo.
Jamaal Franklin

  30. *Golden St. | Jamaal Franklin | 6-5 | 191 | SG/SF | San Diego St. | 23

Shannon Brown is definitely out of Phoenix, and Wes Johnson probably isn't coming back either. Despite already drafting McLemore, Jamaal Franklin's a very different player and could carve out a role.
Isaiah Canaan

  31. *Cleveland | Isaiah Canaan | 6-0 | 190 | PG | Murray St. | 23

The Cavs could really use a backup point guard, and Isaiah Canaan could be a really good get. He's been rumored to go as high as 15 or 21, so he's a good get in the 2nd round.
Alex Abrines

  32. *Oklahoma Cty | Alex Abrines | 6-6 | 190 | SG | Spain | 21

If the Thunder keep this pick, I can see them drafting and stashing a player here. Alex Abrines is arguably the top international player available, so he's the pick.
Glen Rice Jr.

  33. Cleveland | Glen Rice Jr. | 6-6 | 211 | SG | USA | 23

The Cavs have already taken three players, so I think they'll deal one of these 2nd round picks. Glen Rice Jr. is arguably the best player available here and a team might trade up to get him.
Jeff Withey

  34. *Houston | Jeff Withey | 7-0 | 222 | C | Kansas | 24

The Rockets are pretty solid and young at just about every position, so they could go BPA here. Jeff Withey has impressed lately with some workouts, so he's a good value at 34. The Rockets only have Omer Asik under contract next year, so Withey could certainly get some PT next year.
Erick Green

  35. *Philadelphia | Erick Green | 6-3 | 180 | PG/SG | Virginia Tech | 23

Philly could really use a backup for Jrue Holiday. Charles Jenkins and Royal Ivey are FA and weren't very good, so they could go with a young, talented guard like Erick Green to play behind Jrue.
Lorenzo Brown

  36. Sacramento | Lorenzo Brown | 6-5 | 189 | PG/SG | NC State | 24

Isaiah Thomas may or may not be the Kings point guard of the future. I don't think the Kings view him so highly that they'll pass on who was once considered a 1st round prospect in Lorenzo Brown. At the very least Brown will give a different look from the diminutive Thomas.
CJ Leslie

  37. Detroit | CJ Leslie | 6-9 | 209 | SF/PF | NC State | 23

Detroit showed last year that they don't have problems taking risks on super talented players with perceived work ethic issues, so I can see them rolling the dice on CJ Leslie. The Pistons could use depth at either forward position, which CJ could certainly help with.
Nate Wolters

  38. *Milwaukee | Nate Wolters | 6-5 | 196 | PG | South Dakota St. | 23

John Wall's backup, AJ Price, is pretty mediocre and is going to be a free agent, so I can see the Wizards targeting a point guard here. Wolters could go as high as 24, so I'm sure Washington management would be thrilled to see him fall in their laps.
Archie Goodwin

  39. *Portland | Archie Goodwin | 6-5 | 189 | SG | Kentucky | 20

Archie Goodwin could be a really good value here. If the Trailblazers do indeed go guard with their first pick, I could still see this pick happening, as Goodwin is still pretty raw and drafting a more NBA ready guard in the first round would give him some much needed time to develop.
Jackie Carmichael

  40. Portland | Jackie Carmichael | 6-9 | 240 | PF | Illinois State | 24

The Trailblazers could use some more depth in the frontcourt, especially at power forward, where LA's backups Jared Jeffries and Luke Babbitt aren't under contract for next season. Carmichael is an ideal big to come off the bench with his toughness and versatility.
Andre Roberson

  41. *Memphis | Andre Roberson | 6-7 | 206 | SF/PF | Colorado | 22

John Hollinger loves the advanced statistics, so having the #3 prospect according to some statistic might be enough for him to push Memphis to draft him.
Colton Iverson

  42. *New Orleans | Colton Iverson | 7-0 | 263 | PF/C | Colorado St. | 25

The 76ers said they'll be looking for some size in the draft. Despite the fact that in this mock they've already gotten a 7 footer in Cody Zeller, I could see them going with another 7 footer in Colton Iverson. He's a true center that has a pretty polished game and an NBA ready body.
James Ennis

  43. *Dallas | James Ennis | 6-7 | 200 | SG/SF | Long Beach State | 24

Milwaukee may be losing a lot on the wing this offseason, with Ellis, Redick, Dunleavy, and Marquis Daniels all becoming free agents. James Ennis is still a bit under the radar, but he has very good athleticism and has the potential to be a 3 and D player in the league.
Livio Jean-Charles

  44. *Atlanta | Livio Jean-Charles | 6-9 | 217 | SF/PF | France | 20

Even with the Mavs potentially trading away their 1st round pick, I'm not so sure they'll draft a guy that will come to the NBA right away. Livio Jean-Charles might be the best draft and stash option here.
Marko Todorovic

  45. *Portland | Marko Todorovic | 6-11 | 240 | PF/C | Montenegro | 22

Having already selected three players, Portland could draft and stash here. Marko Todorovic might be a serviceable center down the road.
Pierre Jackson

  46. Utah | Pierre Jackson | 5-10 | 176 | PG | Baylor | 23

Memphis is a team that's pretty deep across the board. So they might go draft and stash here. But with Jerryd Bayless and Keyon Dooling maybe not coming back, they might go point guard here.
Myck Kabongo

  47. *Denver | Myck Kabongo | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Texas | 22

Myck Kabongo, the formerly projected lottery pick, might be a steal this late in the draft. Jeff Teague and Shelvin Mack are going to be free agents, so Myck could at least be a serviceable backup to whoever they bring in to start at the point.
Erik Murphy

  48. LA Lakers | Erik Murphy | 6-10 | 240 | PF | Florida | 23

Antawn Jamison might be gone, so the Lakers might go with a 4 that can really stretch the floor. Erik Murphy can certainly do that, as he shot 45% from deep last season.
Trevor Mbakwe

  49. Chicago | Trevor Mbakwe | 6-8 | 236 | PF/C | Minnesota | 25

Some solid depth in the front court for Chicago. He's a tough, hard-nosed player that's willing to do a lot of the dirty work. He'll fit right in to Thibodeau's system.
DeShaun Thomas

  50. *Miami | DeShaun Thomas | 6-6 | 220 | SF/PF | Ohio State | 23

Atlanta just needs talent. DeShaun Thomas is certainly that, having averaged nearly 20 points last season. I think Thomas will fall this far due to his lack of defense and athleticism.
Ray McCallum

  51. *Orlando | Ray McCallum | 6-1 | 190 | PG | Detroit | 23

Beno Udrih is a free agent and probably not coming back, so a point guard is likely in play here. McCallum impressed at the combine and is certainly worthy of a selection in the draft.
James Southerland

  52. *Minnesota | James Southerland | 6-8 | 221 | SF/PF | Syracuse | 24

Minnesota needs shooting, so they could go with one of the best shooting forwards in the draft. James Southerland is kind of a tweener, but his shooting ability is undeniable.
Carrick Felix

  53. Indiana | Carrick Felix | 6-6 | 203 | SG/SF | Arizona St. | 24

Indiana could use a little bit of depth at the wing with them pretty much giving up on Gerald Green and Sam Young becoming a FA. Carrick Felix is a good athlete that has the potential to be a 3 and D player.
Oleksandr Lypovyy

  54. *Philadelphia | Oleksandr Lypovyy | 6-8 | 200 | SF | Ukraine | 23

Time for some random draft and stashers to finish up the mock! He won the Adidas EuroCamp MVP last year and showed some versatility offensively and defensively. Even if he hasn't up that performance all that well, he could still get drafted.
Grant Jerrett

  55. Memphis | Grant Jerrett | 6-10 | 232 | PF | Arizona | 21

Memphis might trade this pick having solid depth across the board. A team might trade for this pick and take a risk on Grant Jerrett, who could be a solid stretch four in the league.
Bojan Dubljevic

  56. *Detroit | Bojan Dubljevic | 6-9 | 235 | PF/C | Montenegro | 23

Another draft and stasher. Bojan might give the Pistons some depth in the frontcourt if he ever decides to come to the NBA.
Dewayne Dedmon

  57. *Phoenix | Dewayne Dedmon | 6-11 | 240 | C | USC | 25

Jermaine O' Neal and Marcin Gortat won't be in Phoenix for much longer. Phoenix might go with a center with some potential here, which Dedmon certainly has.
Alexandre Paranhos

  58. San Antonio | Alexandre Paranhos | 6-8 | 242 | SF/PF | Brazil | 22

Brazilian Lebron? Probably not. But with the Spurs you never know.
Nemanja Nedovic

  59. *Minnesota | Nemanja Nedovic | 6-3 | 190 | PG/SG | Serbia | 23

Another draft and stash player? Why not. Nedovic has good size and athleticism so he has the tools to play in the NBA someday. However, he could use some refinery and should stay in Europe for at least a few seasons.
Peyton Siva

  60. *Memphis | Peyton Siva | 6-1 | 181 | PG | Louisville | 24

Siva deserves to get drafted after leading his team to two final fours including a national championship. Jerryd Bayless and Keyon may decide to bolt in free agency and I think Siva is capable of being a decent reserve.